(Closed) Can I dye an off-white veil WHITE?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You can’t dye lighter. You have to bleach. One thing to think about it–if the veil looks off-white because it’s dirty or dusty, you can clean it by hand-washing with a gentle fabric detergent like Woollite. But that’s about it for options.

Post # 4
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Do you think its going to be THAT noticeably different? Esp. with having your hair between the dress and veil?

I was going to suggest bleaching it like the PP, but maybe washing it or dry cleaning it might help!

Post # 6
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

The only thing you might try is placing it somewhere in full sunlight to try to sun bleach it.  There is a risk that it might be an uneven lightening.  But it’s the only thing I can think of that may work.  The office where I work I make special seasonal displays in our front window and we have to replace 90% of them each year because it’s in full sun and it strips all the color out of fabric and foil decorations within a week or two.  Like I said, I can’t guarantee results, but you have a bit of time and it’s full summer sun still so it may be worth trying.

Post # 8
4419 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

RIT has a Fabric whitener powder. You might try that also. 

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